Thank you, Chancellor Folt

'A chorus of gratitude'

This week, Carol L. Folt will step down as chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, after nearly six years of leadership.

Folt set the course for Carolina's future with the Blueprint for Next, launched a $4.25 billion fundraising campaign, worked to make college education accessible for all North Carolinians and inspired thousands of Tar Heels to embrace the arts.

Watch and listen as members of the Carolina community come together to thank Folt for her service to the University.

A lasting legacy

Folt prepares to move on to her ‘new and next’

“As I thought about all we had accomplished in achieving the vision I had for Carolina, I knew it was the right time for me to pass the leadership of our outstanding University to the next chancellor and look ahead for my own ‘new and next.’”

Leadership initiatives

  • Blueprint for Next logo.

    The Blueprint for Next

    Designed to be the University's guiding principles for the next decade, the Blueprint for Next reflects the University’s existing strengths, holds fast to our commitment to the public and deepens our campus culture of innovation and creativity.

  • For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina

    The University’s comprehensive fundraising campaign, For All Kind: The Campaign for Carolina, aims to raise $4.25 billion, including $1 billion for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships.

  • Students walk near a poster that reads

    Three Zeros Environmental Initiative

    Three Zeros is Carolina’s integrated approach to reduce its environmental footprint through three overarching goals: net zero water usage, zero waste to landfills and net zero greenhouse gas emissions

  • A female student paints a piano with the word

    Arts Everywhere

    Arts Everywhere makes arts a fundamental part of the University culture and daily life. Diverse departments, units and organizations collaborate to embed creative expression, live arts experiences and arts learning into students’ education.